Most 1974 fifty dollar bills aren't very valuable. However star notes can sell for more money. Continue reading to learn more about these bills.

1974 50 Dollar Bill

1974 50 Dollar Bill Reverse


Denomination: $50.00 USD
Type: Federal Reserve Note
Signature Varieties: One: Neff and Simon
Series: One: 1974


The standard bills in circulated condition won't be worth more than their face value of $50. They will only sell for a premium in uncirculated condition. Star notes can sell for higher prices.

The 1974 series $50 bills are worth around $75-100 in uncirculated condition with a grade of MS 63.

Star Notes

Star notes are replacement bills that the United States Federal Reserve printed. These star notes are more rare and thus more valuable. You can tell if you have a star note by looking to see if there is a star symbol at the end of the serial number.

Most 1974 series $50 star notes are worth around $200-235 in uncirculated condition with an MS 63 grade. Star notes issued from the Federal Reserve Banks of Dallas, Kansas City, and San Francisco can each sell for around $500 in uncirculated condition with an MS 63 grade.

Note: Valuable bills should be placed inside currency holders.

Grading System

MS 63 choice uncirculated- A note that shows no signs of ever having been in circulation. The note still has its original crispness. The note is also well-centered.



A Guide Book of United States Paper Money

See also:

1977 50 Dollar Bill
1969 50 Dollar Bill